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Dave Armstrong

Help me to raise all the funds to build a new school in Dowa, Malawi for 1,200 students!

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Donations accepted until 31-03-2023

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I have been travelling to Malawi since 2006, when I took part in Mission Malawi, raising money, cycling Malawi, hiking Mount Mulanje and kayaking across Lake Malawi.
That first trip changed my life.
I then spent 11 years as a trustee of Friends of Mulanje Orphans, helping to raise funds to build a school, daycare centres, HIV clinic etc.
All the time, I have been in touch with Davy and Sally Chilakalaka.  These guys founded Kasupe and have gone on to build a school in Malawi on a shoestring.
Whilst 11 years ago, my focus was on helping vulnerable children who's parents had been wiped out by the pandemic of AID's today my focus has shifted to helping those children become educated, because without education they will not escape poverty!  
Davy and Sally approached me to get involved with a new school project in an impoverished area near to the capital Lilongwe, called Dowa.  
The conditions of the school did not surprise me, but compelled me to commit to fundraise and provide funds to build a new school for these children.
So please help me, help Kasupe to provide a quality environment for these children to learn!

Event details


Over the coming years, we will undertake a variety of activities to fundraise for the children of Dowa.
This project is very different from others that have gone before, as we will involve the community of Dowa to take ownership of this project, to gain maximum buy-in and maximum success!
If you have any ideas to raise money, if you can provide any education support or you just want to send encouraging words, please do so!
Many thanks
*********Current fundraising events****************
The wonderful Amy Sutton and I are registered to run the Wilmslow Half Marathon on Sunday 18th March.  Covering over 13 miles, offers of a rub down for our legs after would be helpful!
The amazing Amanda Turner is undertaking a skydive for the children of Dowa.  More details to follow... Her class "Oak" have already donated - thanks Clarendon Road Primary School.
Friend Hannah Golden (who I cycled through Malawi with in 2006) has offered to undertake coffee mornings - hoping to raise £400!
Please support us 

Event date

16-January-2018 13:30  - 
31-December-2022 00:00

Event type

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Merry christmas
Donation by Cathryn davies
on 22-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Keep up the good work Dave xx
Donation by Lloret W
on 21-12-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck with your fundraising - fabulous cause
Donation by Julie Green
on 03-11-2018
£3.75 gift aid
Think of those smiles and you'll fly round x
Donation by Nic and Max.
on 10-10-2018
£3.75 gift aid
Donation by Andrea Truccas
on 15-07-2018
£2.50 gift aid
On behalf of Emily Gormally
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck!
Donation by Alan Massey
on 06-06-2018
£37.50 gift aid
This is such a great cause! We hope the building of the new school is progressing well.
Donation by Phil and Hannah Golden
on 05-06-2018
£10.00 gift aid
Well done Amy and Dave (whoever you are). Great stuff! x
Donation by Chloe Lewis-Garrow
on 10-04-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Amy, never had any doubt you’d smash it! You are a machine! Xx
Donation by Catherine MacDuff
on 09-04-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,796.00
Offline Donations: £61,250.00
Total Raised: £63,046.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £63,345.00

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